Holland Works The Web

The Bovine County Fairy Tale Festival is underway. Our weekly Around The World workshops are a place to learn more about a culture and to build your creative digital muscles.  Participate in a workshop anytime or dip your digital toe into all nine!

Week 1: Netherlands Nostalgia & Working The Web

stork-DS106_Dutch2My heart nearly gave out a few weeks back as a stork flew in, out-of-the-blue. I thought he was delivering a baby for ol’ Nanalou.  But no… nothing like that.  It was Professor Ryker Teunis Stork, world renowned scholar of Dutch Fairy Tales and Proverbs from the University of Amsterdam. On the invitation of Cousin Ron he had flown in to spend his sabbatical teaching Dutch Folklore workshops at our Bovine County Fairy Tale Festival.  After meeting Professor Ryker I was so excited to learn more about the Dutch culture that I jumped right into losing myself in the Google, entering new search terms and following link after link.

Here are a few the family might be interested in.

This week’s digital skills workshop: Working The Web

To assist festival-goers in further developing their digital literacy skills and establishing a personal digital identity, each week we highlight a different topic being sponsored by the Bank of DS106 Assignment with volunteer support from the Open DS106 community.  This week we offer Working the Web.

Rather than specifying “assignments” everyone is encouraged to learn more about the topic, Telling Stories Within the Web,  by visiting the Open DS106 Syllabus and choosing something to create from an array of web based digital projects. Each project links to examples of work completed by others.  They also include links to tutorials that can help you learn how to complete the work. By tagging your web related posts (either on the Burgeron Family blog or a personal blog) with both WebAssignments and WebAssignments#### your work will be added to the list of examples.  I found these tips for writing up ds106 Assignments in a blog post most helpful.

The Burgeron family blog is always available for posting. (If you need editor access or help let us know.) Or you can post to your own personal blog. Let us know there’s something new with a tweet tagged with #burgeron106 and posting a quick note at our DS106 Google+ Community.


Did you know due to the maritime and economic power of this area of provinces in the 17th century, the Netherlands became known worldwide as Holland. To make matters even more confusing the inhabitants of the Netherlands are called Dutch and their country, the former County of Holland, roughly consists of the two Dutch provinces of North Holland and South Holland.  You can learn more about the Netherlands with a visit yourself to Wikipedia. I’d also recommend checking out the World Atlas for a quick history lesson.

Map_Europe_Netherlands Map_Netherlands

And if you’re lazy … watch this short video which will explain all to you about the Kingdom of The Netherlands in 4 minutes.

Or this one:

We invite you to visit any or all of the  Around the World workshops being held this summer at the #Burgeron106 Bovine County Fairy Tale Festival.



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